Week 2 Rugger of the week :Tom Murray

Posted: December 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Name: Tom Murray [Specs]

Hometown: Dunstable, MA

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 198 lbs

Date of Birth: September 4, 1992

Poistion: Lock

Year: Sophomore

Major: English, Professional Writing and Journalism


During a club fair that I accidentally went to when I was looking to play basketball at the rec center, I had a few members of the team come up to me and ask if I wanted to play. I declined the first few, until the 4th player showed up, Baby Jake, and at that point I was convinced. Perhaps I am UMASS Lowell rugby material. It could have been my size, or the way I walked. Regardless, I made the right call.


At UNH, the school I spent my first year at, I was an hermit and a recluse. UMASS LOwell rugby has morphed me from being the weird guy in the corner to the Specs I am now. I am glad to be a unique player, Specs, while we are all unique and bring a positive element to the team, and I feel comfortable among my brothers.


In my future I see many difficulties with leaving college. I am an English writing major and writing in newspapers and journals is diminishing, albeit the words of Steven King when he addressed writing’s survivability directly to me. I hope my skills in writing will distinguish me among the crowd of other effective writing. For now, peer editing essays and working my laptop’s keyboard rigorously is all that my writing talents ask for.


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